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snow for joining us. sports zone next. ♪ ♪ hand sports zone on cbs3. still close and yet so far away. we'll break town the eagles last minute loss to washington with darwin walker and we're going streaking, flyers looking for 9th win, highlights and more coming up. welcome to the sports zone,
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current cbs3 football analyst darren walker. you walked into the studio and you said this is a rough one >> brutal game. it's -- every game this year has been so close, tight. brutal way to finish this game. >> let's get to you the highlights here as they take on washington redskins first quarter, up three nothing, carson wentz looking for more jordan matthews, you got to. >> you got to make that catch and he was so nonchalant about it. i don't understand, this is supposed to be our number one receiver. and he made it like, it's like he didn't care >> if you're a pro you got to make that play. two place later, wentz looking for zach ertz, kicked you have in the end zone. second quarter after order field goal, washington gets on the board, robert kelly hello. >> that boy looked like beast mode out there today. he was giving out people. >> 22 yard touchdown, washington goes up 7-6.
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darren sproles in the end zone unguardible >> the best player on our team by 1,000 miles >> birds go up 13-7 at the half. third quarter washington punting darren sproles breaks it down, darren sproles you give him an inch and he'll take it to the house. however, there's a penalty on the play. not a personal foul but a block of zach ertz. >> come on, penalties, they've killed us all season >> next possession for washington, cousins to desean jackson how about the adjustment >> i wish we had a receiver that could make a play like that. what he did was so difficult. i don't think people realize he made it look easy. he had his guy beat by a mile. made an adjustment while the ball was mid air and made a great play. >> 80 yards to the house, washington 14-13. john door ball injured. that didn't work out so well.
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so there's the snap, and donnie jones paying the price, washington added again, cousins to pierre garcia. cousins is playing like a top quarterback right now. >> he's one of the best in the, washington going up 21-13, mckelvin finally makes the play to the house, what's up, man. >> you got to make a play in this business, that's why they pay you the big bucks. that is as dirty a play as you're going to go see. that's darren sproles trying to field the punt. deshay comes in and knocks him clean out and that is a personal foul. you see them playing, come on >> the link, in my opinion, he should be suspended for the next game for that in my opinion, because, and i think they should do something, that's truly a defenseless play >> meanwhile, how about trey burton in for brent sell lick. it's a long field goal it's the go ahead field goal.
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two minutes left, washington driving, chris thompson, who gets the corner and goes untouched into the end zone two point conversion fails. matt tobin right tackle cannot handle ryan ker again comes free, it's a sack and a fumble washington recovers, and that's your ballgame. lose fourth straight 27-22. lesley van arsdale with the post game report. >> once again, it came down to mistakes and missed opportunities along with injuries for the eagles. but the players say this one really hurt. >> this one right here we had to have it. we play hard. we just -- just play, you know. just every time, it's always, just like the little things, man -- have no words really. just got to focus in on the last three >> right now, you know,
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frustrated, mad. kind of look down about the situation. but we're going to come together as brothers and come out like a team >> at this point in the season, what's left to play for? >> nobody goes out there with the intent to lose. we got plenty motivation. working and get ready >> keep the team together and make sure everybody is on the same page. everybody still holding each other accountable, everybody still believing in the coach and they're doing and trusting them. trusting the way and be prepared week in and out >> next up the ravens in baltimore. reporting from lincoln financial field lesley van arsdale "eyewitness news." this was a complex game, there were so many issues happening in this game, let's start with the offense, because carson wentz, i thought he was pretty good in this game except for the red zone interception
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>> i'm noticing red zone issues with him lately. that was a bad pick. i can't make excuses for him. what i love about him is the poise, the come back and fire right back and be impact on the game without losing his composure. see, that's the thing, that's a quality that he has as a young quarterback that you don't see >> doug pederson said this was his best game, he did play pretty well. i thought they would run the ball well. silly me. every week i think you know what? it's a good day to establish the run and they don't do it. ryan matthews was pretty effective >> ryan matthews was playing well. i think that as a whole, the strength of the offense runs through the quarterback. the runningbacks and the tight ends. where we really are lacking is the wide receiver position. there's so many things that could be better at that position, it's unbelievable.
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>> astonishing to me, overall lack of awareness, jordan matthews made a nice catch in the back of the end zone did not get both feet in. we saw desean jackson make a couple plays like that but jordan matthews didn't. is that focus, lack of wraurnz? >> what you see receivers doing, receivers come to work every day and they work on their hands. every single day they work on their hands, they also work on their feet. catching the ball, going out of bounds, this is something they do every day. receive a day >> receivers i played with, i'm not sure they're doing now, but receiving i played with every day catching passes dragging the foot trying to stay inbound, work on that. that's a part of being a pro. i don't understand for the life of me. he's probably a number two receiver honestly. but he played pretty well i want
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to put that out there. he played pretty well but you got to make that catch. that is such a huge play. you got to make it. >> that was early in the game and a couple plays later they throw an interception and totally killed the momentum for them right there. this is couple other things that are really interesting to me about the offense. one in two games, eight total quarters against washington, they've scored one offensive touchdown. how is that possible? how? one touchdown against washington. is that scheme or overall lack of talent. >> i think it's a great receiver away from being a good team. i believe that. i'm convinced that we just need that position. then the other thing, don that really bothers me, bothers me is it is the penalties. i go back and look at some of the penalties when jason peters on fourth down here's a guy who was a pro ball player gets a false start on a fourth down that impacts the game.
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now everything that changed the whole plan they got -- they go from going for it to having to kick a field goal then ertz the big -- on the punt return >> darren sproles would have had a touchdown would have been the eighth of his career >> there's a technique, if you're running down field. i played on special teams. and when you are running down the field to make a block, if you see the -- you see -- here's what he did, turned that around, if you coming here and i'm trying to block you where you block a guy you're coming from behind is you block him with your hips and you throw your hands up. you block him with your hips. you don't touch the back of his body. that's off limits. it's common sense. this is not something that is hard to do. you just -- i mean, anything -- everything in this game is hard to do. i shouldn't say that but at the
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end of the day this is what you're trained for, this is what you're paid for. this is why you make the big bucks. do what you got to do. >> so here's the thing. >> mistake they didn't execute great with some things but the effort was there. the injuries really hurt them today. you're on the back to the back up to the back up at right tackle. that final play. matt tobin out there with ryan ker again. he doesn't stand a chance. >> kerrigan pretty much runs right by him. he had the field like a pit bull on a meat truck. you know how -- i don't know how if you know how it feels to just to -- the few forria when you can run by the guy and you see the quarterback sitting there looking like just a piece of bacon. >> you had me at bacon.
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the only thing i love more than bacon is more. we're going to take time out. when we come back. did you see that hit against darren sproles? it was dirty as all get-out so unnecessary and we're talking about that and the defense next. ♪ i had an injury to my neck. it wasn't as serious injury it was a herniated disc. anything that could go wrong went wrong. i've been in the hospital twenty three times since. the bills started to pile up. i had nothing to give. we had nothing in the refrigerator.
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desean jackson jackson, 80 yard touchdown, chris thompson 25 yard rushing touchdown that sealed the game. why the explosive plays >> that's something that you have to put a stop to. i believe it comes down to discipline again and being focused and understanding what your responsibility is. at the end of the day those explosive place really hurt you. you can have a team playing bad and then all of a sudden they get one big play and they look like heros >> desean jackson >> desean jackson has made a career of that. he's had games where he's been a nonfactor and all of a sudden, boom, he blows the top off of defense scores he does it all the time. this is what he does. and that's what we don't have, by the way, is a receiver who can blow the top off. when you can do that, you keep the defense on the heels because at the end of the day, he's so fast and so impactful on the game that you cannot ignore him.
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you have to make sure that you can take him. >> the appears to be feast or if a monday. i thought that fletcher cox played pretty well. one and a half sacks. some guys played well but they just can't get out of their own way. they just can't >> and fletcher cox, he played much better today. that's what i liked. but i still believe he needs to lose about ten, 15 pounds. if he loses 15 pounds he will have better control of his body, a better defensive tackle coming from one of the best defensive tackles to ever do it. >> i'm sorry. that was you? >> make sure you get that straight >> one play drove me nuts. i have my laptop almost threw my laptop. that illegal hit on darren sproles i never condone violence
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but street justice i would have ok. he gets smashed. obviously goes back to the concussion protocol. that's incredible. if you're a player on the eagles and that happens, what's your reaction to a play like that >> first of all, i mean, i don't know. i might have lost it but at the end of the day, i think the league really needs to do something about that play. because it can't be that you try to time it up so that the guy catches the ball and you hit him. that play can't be that way anymore what happens is what happened today. you know, i don't think the guy intentionally did that but he just tried to time it up so that he would be smashing >> early darren, he was early >> he was early >> my point is, he knew there was a good possibility that he would be early but he said the heck with it i'm going to take him out. that's part that bothers me. i think he should be suspended the next game >> i do too. it's a personal foul. that's it. you can end a guy's career that
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way. >> yes. >> that was terrible. >> that's -- that -- you can end more than his career that way. that was almost unsafe. not almost, it was. >> what about the headcoach because on social media, not that social media means everything, people are crushing doug pederson. i mean, for number of reasons. you mentioned earlier in the show on fourth down he's going for it in the second quarter. i believe it was in the red zone but jason peters had the false start so they kick add field goal. you're up 3-0. you're at home. why are you going for it in thes first place >> if i'm on the other team's territory, shows that team make it more often than not. i don't think enough teams go for it in that situation. i think there's a lot more wrong with his coaching than that. i mean, i shouldn't say a lot more but there are other things wrong >> like what >> for example, running the ball not running the ball. you know, >> 51 called passes, 24 runs.
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out of whack >> that's the andy reid in him. needs to evolve and say, we have good running backs. the strength and of our teams is the runningbacks and tight ends and quarterbacks. you call plays that are round those -- that personnel. when you don't do that, then you know, you're not a good coach. so what -- what you got to do is you start there. the receivers are not good. we just don't have good receivers. so the fact that you're passing the ball 51 times to those tight ends and your runningbacks is fake >> it was a lot -- zach ertz double digit receptions today. trey burton was tremendous, at the end of the day with the first for game losing streak since 2012 when andy reid was fired. darren walker breaking it down for us, my man, appreciate you.
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>> as always >> when we come back the flyers picking up 9th win in a row on the road in detroit. highlights ahead. that gets you fire up right there. >> man >> another sixers returns from injury only to leave with another injury,
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12 points ten boards nine assists, that's two in a row for the sixers on the road. 97-17, your final score. snow in western new york, sun in the city of angels and chip feeling the blues by the bay. let's go around the league, steelers. 38 carries, 236 yards, three touchdowns, yeah, four catches and 62 yards for one man. the steelers win 27-20. falcons, rams, and this one
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absolute beat-down. after the game, rams running back todd said the team is offense looked like a bench of middle schoolers offense is what he said, the defense looked like preschool. matt ryan 237 yards three touchdowns before he got pulled because his boys were rolling, falcons crushing the rams in la 42-14. chip kelly and the niners. so close to ending their 11-game losing streak. powering through, 145 yards and for him along with two touchdowns and how about the winner in over time? and the jets? with the w, 23-17. 12 straight losses for chip. time for the final break. top three
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americans with disabilities act was designed to make everyday life more accessible to millions. the act has rules that all businesses must follow. if they don't they can be sued. but the act is also spawned an industry of so-called drive-by lawsuits. andersen cooper has the story for 60 minutes. >> reporter: at first glance this convenience store in fort lauderdale, florida may appear to be in compliance with americans with disabilities act. parking space for disabled and an access ramp to the store. american with disabilities act has thousand of technical regulations and this store is in violation. >> what we see are typical red flags that attract lawsuits. >> there is a parking space. >> there is a space. it is not the right dimensions.
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it has the to be a van space. >> this has to be 8 feet. this has to be 5 afeet. >> reporter: attorney nolan klein says that disabled parking sign is also in the wrong spot. it doesn't say the words van accessible. that access ramp isn't right either. what's wrong with it? >> under the law this is not an access ramp. this has to be on an accessible route which is the area that they tried to create here. this is supposed to be 5 feet long. >> reporter: mike zaid who owned the store said no disabled customer ever complained about the ramp, sign or the parking space, but that didn't stop him from having to hire attorney nolan klein when he got sued. >> reporter: the person who sued you you don't believe they were a customer. >> no, no. >> reporter: they drove by or stopped outside. >> that's what i believe. the lawyer just driving around. >> reporter: it is called a drive-by lawsuit. when a lawyer or disabled person notices violations outside a business and files suit. mike zaid doesn't think the person who sued him was a ream
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customer because the the man claimed he encountered barriers inside the store that didn't exist. >> to me i feel it is not fair. to me i feel like that is stealing. we work hard for our money. these people driving around in the car. and violation here. >> reporter: do you know other store owners who have been sued? >> two guys i know in broward they got sued twice. >> same lawyer? >> same lawyer, same guy. >> reporter: if you think drive-by lawsuits hatch from the comfort of a car or novel way to enforce a law. there is another kind of lawsuit that requires less work. lawyers call them google lawsuits. >> what's a google lawsuit? >> google lawsuit is where the suspicion at least is that the property was spotted on google, google earth, google maps, whatever the case could be. you could see things from google. see if there is a pool lift or not. >> reporter: a pool lift is a seat that can help disabled people get in and out of the
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water. since 2012, all hotels and motels in america are required to be accessible to the disabled. which in most cases means having a lift permanently attached to the side of their pool. this its what a pool lift looks like from google earth. in the comfort of your own home with the few clicks of a mouse you can see if a pool near you has one. if they don't appear to have a pool lift, like many hotel pools we looked up. you can file a lawsuit. just look that. harry runs the adobe hacienda mow health in -- motel in hollywood, florida. he has a pool lift now. he didn't know he was required to install one in what he got sueded in what he suspects was a google lawsuit. >> did a disabled person come and want to use the pool? >> at no time we had a person on the property that requested it or in a room that requested it. >> reporter: turned out the same man who sued him sued dozens of motel owners also for pool lift violations. >> it was about 60-something lawsuits in 50 some days. >> 60 lawsuits in 50 days. >> 60 plus. >> from the same attorney?
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>> same attorney and the same client. >> last count that attorney has sued nearly 600 businesses in just the last two years. many for not having pool lifts. perry postham ended up paying $3,000 to buy a lift that so far no one has ever used. he also spent thousand of dollars in attorneys fees. he told us he believes the lawsuits are sometimes simply a money making venture for lawyers because under federal law, business owners have to pay both sets of attorneys fees. and if you don't settle, it can end up costing you hundreds of thousand of dollars in court. >> it is a game for attorneys. that's what it is. >> reporter: every private business in america that is open to the public, millions of shops, restaurants, movie theaters, grocery stores, laundry mats. nail salons and more have to be compliant with americans with disabilities act. business owners we spoke to said it is almost impossible to be totally compliant with the law because the requirements are very specific.
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and there are thousands of them. you can find them in the 275 page manual that details everything from the exact height of a mirror in a bathroom, to the maximum thickness of carpeting, to the angle at which water can come out of a drinking fountain. every door way, every door handle, every surface you walk on, every light switch, outlet, counter, you name it, are all covered by the americans with disabilities act. first passed in 1990. tin theory, businesses only need to comply if it is readily achievable to do so. but in reality, if you are not meeting every single requirement, you can be sued without warning. essentially you are saying that -- after 25 years, there is really no excuse for any biz nos not to be compliant. >> people say that they need a grace period. i would say 25 years is a grace period enough. >> the retired chief of the department of justice's disability rights section. and was part of the team that wrote the americans with disabilities act.
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>> is the law as written too specific, a mirror has to be 40 inches off the ground? opposed to, 39, or, 41? >> my first answer is no. it's not. specificity is needed. inches matter. if you have a lip on a curb ramp, a wheelchair user is likely to tumble into the street and injure him or herself. >> reporter: he points out the number of disability access lawsuits is small compared to the tens of millions of americans who have sorm form of disability. are some people taking advantage of the law? >> i think some people are. there are some people who are engaging in what i think people have called shakedowns or frivolous lawsuits where they are not really looking at significant change for people with disabilities. they're looking to use the law to make money. >> reporter: when americans with disabilities act was being written, the department of justice was concerned about people take advantage of this
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part of the law. they intentionally did not include monetary damages for plaintiffs in federal lawsuits. the problem is, now many states do provide for damages. and john wodach says that led to abuse. most notably in california. where with limited exceptions business owners have to pay not only lawyers fees and remodeling costs but minimum of $4,000 in damages each time a disabled customer visits a business with a violation. that can add up to hundred of thousand of dollars in some cases. attorney tom frankovic one of the top filers of disability access lawsuits in california. >> businesses here hate you. >> will i would say that. >> how many lawsuits have you filed? >> 2,000, 2,500. i don't keep track. >> reporter: do you know how much you have made in the 2,000 cases you filed? >> oh, i wouldn't dare, i wouldn't dare to say. >> millions. >> i would say that.
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>> reporter: couple million. >> could be. >> reporter: is it fair to say you are scaring people to comply with the law? >> i hope. >> you hope? >> i hope. >> reporter: so when people call you an extortionist, when people call you shack you artist you say what? >> i'm acting as private attorney general and enforcing a law that precludes discrimination by you against people with disabilities. >> reporter: when you are filing hundreds of lawsuits for one client, is that fair? >> you know it is more than fair, andersen. what people don't realize is that -- i represent activists. what you find is that it takes courage to be an activist. >> reporter: not everyone is an activist. some attorneys are being accused of recruiting disabled clients to file these lawsuits. daniel delgado owns a medical equipment repair shop in california.
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in a wheelchair due to childhood polio and has a learning disability. he dent know much about americans with disabilities act until he was approached by attorneys, randy and tonya moore. what did they say to you? >> he goes, how would you like to make $100,000, $200,000 a year. he goes all you got to do is ada. i said what the heck is ada. >> he says he was told he would make $1,000 per lawsuit and would help improve access for the disabled. they were sayingg to you, not only were you going to make this money. actually going to improve life for disabled people. >> exactly. >> reporter: that's important to you? >> more important to me than anything. >> reporter: daniel delgado told us, they sent him to businesses he wold not have visited with instructions to buy something and get a receipt. he signed off as plaintiff on dozens of cases. and says he was asked to recruit some of his disabled friends including john morales to file lawsuits as well. >> what kind of businesses did
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you visit, john? >> variety. i went to grocery stores. i went to restaurants. i want to a couple of -- just, like different stores. she would tell me, look for, accessible seating. if there is a table for the handicap. or a restroom that you can go into. she told me what to look for. so i started doing that. >> you can see the full report on our website, cbs the "overnight news" will be right back.
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the nobel prizes were handed out this weekend in norway. but the most famous honoree was missing. bob dylan skipped the ceremony saying he had a prior commitment. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: bob dillon's lyrics gave voice to a generation. dylan has been elusive. so much so a movie made in 2007. >> the title "i'm not there." and today bob dylan wasn't here spanning six decades. ♪ and what do you do now my blue
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eyed son ♪ >> he sent patti smyth, whose performance couldn't outshine the performance. dylan explained he was too busy with commitments. >> the thing about the nobel prize is that it is just one more notch on the belt if you like. because he has got the medal of honor. two doctorates. >> reporter: while a nobel may be a notch. a 2004 interview on 60 minutes. the first interview in 19 years offers insight into his relook tans to accept celebrity. >> what was the toughest part for you personally? >> it was like being in an edgar allen poe story. you are not that person, everybody thinks you are. they call you that, the prophet, the savior, i never wanted to be a prophet or savior. elvis, maybe. >> critics call dylan's absence rude. the nobel committee said they respect his decision. dylan initially silent for weeks
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steve hartman uncovered a special military operation "on the road." >> reporter: for as long has he sharma has been fascinated with world war ii. it wasn't until recently that he real ied this history is still living. >> there are real super hero, world war ii vets out there. and the i want to meet them. in 2014 as a junior in high school, richi made it his mission. >> i ditched so many days of high school to do an interview. >> reporter: skipping school to interview vets? >> yeah, started ride might bike to the local senior home. i interviewed those guys. i started driving. >> reporter: today he tries to meet one a day. >> every single day. >> reporter: drives all over southern california searching out every world war ii combat vet he can find. >> i had a lot of missions. >> reporter: marine tank commander, ernie eisley.
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>> they were going to make a big camp and attack us at night. >> reporter: richi talks to the guys for hours and gives the recording to the families. he interviewed 210 combat vets. remarkable total. monumental failure as far as he is concerned. he says we are losing 400 world war ii vets a day. he can't talk to them fast enough. >> reporter: it is amazing how much history and knowledge is encased in each one of these individuals. and how much is lost when one of them dies without sharing their story. the fact is i wake up to obituaries, guys i want to interview. i have to find out that they died. >> reporter: at this point i should tell you, richi doesn't come from a military family. his parents emigrated here from india. yet he cares more about our greatest generation than any teenager i have ever met. >> my name is --
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>> in addition to his daily interview he calls at least five world war ii vets a day. just to thank them for their service and sacrifice. >> it means a great deal to me that you were willing to endure all of that so that i could be here today. >> well, thank you very much. thank you. >> reporter: thanking veterans and preserving their legacies is so important to richi he is delaying college, starting a go fund me and expanding his mission across the country. >> this is a map of all the places i am planning to go to. >> multiyear trip. >> yeah, i will be on the road for years. yeah. but i thank you so much for your time. >> reporter: nice to know as long as there are world war ii veterans willing to talk. there will be at least one young man willing to listen. steve hartman on the road, in california. >> you mean a lot to me. >> reporter: that is the "overnight news" for this monday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm elaine quijano.
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captioning funded by cbs it's monday, december 12th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." i don't know need to be told, chris, the same thing every day, every morning, same word. nothing has changed. let's go over it again. >> opting out. the president-elect declines daily intelligence briefings, while questioning the cia's conclusion russia worked to get him elected. >> it could be russia. i don't really think it is, but who knows? i don't know either. they don't know and i don't know. already this morning, a blast of wintry weather has grounded hundreds of flights. while the midwest is digging out, the northeast is


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